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What’s Next for DACA

What’s Next for DACA

Friday, June 26, 2020 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm EDT
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CNJG is pleased to co-sponsor this webinar, hosted by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR).

On June 18th the Supreme Court blocked the administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Had the effort been allowed to move forward, over 650,000 DACA holders would have been at risk of losing their work authorizations and legal status, a particularly worrisome proposition given the administration’s stated intent to deport these individuals if the program were struck down. While the Supreme Court’s decision provided a hard-earned reprieve, the technical grounds on which the administration was thwarted leaves the door open to future attempts to roll back the program—something the President  hinted at following the ruling. 

In the coming weeks immigrant-serving organizations anticipate providing increased community education and legal support on DACA renewals, while potentially also screening for first-time applicants. At the same time, due to the precarious nature of the court decision, advocates are continuing to build the groundwork for a more permanent fix for not just DACA recipients, but their families and the broader undocumented community totaling nearly 11 million individuals across the country. This work will come at a time that organizations are already stretched thin in responding to COVID-19, and against the backdrop of an increasingly acrimonious election landscape with immigration issues likely featuring prominently. 

Join this discussion with leaders in the field who will unpack the Supreme Court’s DACA decision and explore how philanthropy can support the immigrant rights movement as it plans for what comes next. 

Alliance San Diego
Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund
National Immigrant Law Center
Make the Road New York
United We Dream
Kevin Douglas, Director of National Programs,  GCIR (moderator)

Cost: Free for CNJG Members and Nonmember Grantmakers 

CNJG Members will have to log in or create a free account on the GCIR website before registering.

If you have questions about registering, please contact Anna D’Elia at (973) 979-4745.

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